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Gunner Leger

University of Louisiana
Left-Handed Pitcher
General Studies - Applied Science
Gunner Leger


Gunner Leger boasts a 3.338 GPA and is majoring in general studies with an emphasis in applied sciences. On top of a large course load and his athletic schedule, he is working toward minors in both kinesiology and business.


Leger is one of the leaders on the team as a fifth-year senior. His “take care of business” and “don’t cut corners” approach makes him a role model both on and off the field for younger players. He is the first one on the field or mound and is most always one of the last to leave. He has never been disciplined by the coaching staff during his tenure at the University of Louisiana. He is the definition of what it means to be a Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun.


As one of the team’s leaders, Leger sets the example for his teammates for getting out into the community. In recent months, he has made numerous visits to local hospitals, spending time with terminally ill patients or children who are coming off difficult surgeries. His other community services efforts include but are not limited to the Games of Acadiana hosted by Miles Perret Cancer Services, the local ALS Walk and working with the American Heart Association.


Leger made his third appearance on a preseason All-Sun Belt team as he enters the final season of his storied Louisiana career. After missing the 2018 season due to injury, Leger will look to pick up where he left off from his stellar 2017 campaign when he posted a 10-2 record in 15 starts with a 1.97 ERA. In 91.1 innings of work, Leger struck out 84 batters while limiting opponents to a .206 average and combined to post six shutouts. Following that season, he was named the program’s first-ever Golden Spikes semifinalist. He also went on to be named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year and earn All-America recognition from four different institutions, joining Wyatt Marks, Jace Conrad, Stefan Trosclair and Phil Devey as the most decorated All-Americans in program history.